ARBITRARY INFERENCE

a cognitive error whereby a person draws a conclusion that is either unrelated to or contradicted by the evidence at hand.

ARBITRARY INFERENCE: "An arbitrary inference refers to an error whereby a person does not provide evidence that relates to the conclusion they draw."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ARBITRARY INFERENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/arbitrary-inference/ (accessed January 23, 2021).
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